Sunderland Vs Manchester United: Confirmed Lineups

Michael Regan

The teams are in for today's lunchtime clash at the Stadium Of Light, so if you want to know who's in and who's out, look no further...

Martin O'Neill has made four changes from the side that limped to a 1-1 draw against Norwich two weeks ago. As expected, with Steven Fletcher out injured, Danny Graham leads the line ahead of Stephane Sessegnon. James McClean's impressive form on international duty leads to a recall, while Phil Bardsley also returns to the starting XI, with Craig Gardner pushing into midfield. Elsewhere Titus Bramble replaces Carlos Cuellar, while Alfred N'Diaye comes in for Seb Larsson. Youngster Mikael Mandron makes his first appearence on the Sunderland bench.

Sunderland (4-4-1-1): Simon Mignolet; Phil Bardsley, John O'Shea, Titus Bramble, Danny Rose; Adam Johnson, Craig Gardner, Alfred N'Diaye, James McClean; Stephane Sessegnon; Danny Graham

Substitutes: Keiren Westwood, Kader Mangane, Matt Killgallon, Seb Larsson, Jack Colback Connor Wickham, Mikael Mandron

Meanwhile Sir Alex Ferguson has also made four changes from the side that beat Reading. Kagawa, Rafael, Carrick and Valencia come in for Rio Ferdinand, Rooney, Giggs and Welbeck. Robin Van Persie starts up front, while the like of Rooney, Ferdinand, Hernandez, Giggs and Scholes are rested ahead of United's FA Cup Quarter Final replay against Chelsea in just two days time.

Manchester United (4-4-1-1): David De Gea; Rafael Da Silva, Chris Smalling, Nemanja Vidic, Alexander Buttner; Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick, Anderson, Ashley Young; Shinji Kagawa, Robin Van Persie

Substitutes: Anders Lindergaard, Patrice Evra, Johnny Evans, Tom Cleverly, Nick Powell, Nani, Danny Welbeck

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